Learn about the role of West Palm Beach in Henry Flagler’s dream of turning Palm Beach into the premiere winter resort for America’s Gilded Age elite. Then walk up the “new” Clematis Street to view its parks, landmark buildings, hot new restaurants, cafes and nightspots, luxury hotels and trendy shops. Admire the many impressive murals and public art along the way.

Sit by the  West Palm Beach waterfront and enjoy the view of Palm Beach as you learn the story of the amazing life of Henry Flagler, the oil tycoon who invented modern day Florida, and how he created a winter playground for the rich  with his  Palm Beach hotels, the Royal Poinciana and the Breakers Hotel, and also built  his palatial home there, Whitehall. You will also hear the story of E.R. Bradley, who opened the Beach Club, the millionaires’ gambling casino, that  turned Palm Beach into America’s Monte  Carlo.

Then you will walk up  Clematis Street, the commercial heart of West Palm Beach, to the 500 block and pass E.R. Bradley’s Saloon, Flagler Park,  Elisabetta’s restaurant, the  Ben hotel, the new Banyan Square Park, the Anthony Building, Via Gardin, City Hall and Mandell Public Library  complex, the Subculture Coffee Shop, Hullabaloo, Kapow  and other restaurants and clubs in the 500 block.